'''Samuel Parsons Scott''' (8 July 1846 – 30 May 1929), known as S.P. Scott, was an American attorney, banker, and scholar.
[For an extensive description of Scott's life and work, see Timothy G. Kearley, "The Enigma of Samuel Parsons Scott," 10 "Roman Legal Tradition" 1 (2014) available at http://romanlegaltradition.org/contents/2014/RLT10-KEARLEY.PDF; see also "Gesundheit!: The Story of Scott Memorial Library," available at http://jeffline.jefferson.edu/SML/Archives/Highlights/Scott]
He was born in Hillsboro, Ohio
, where he received a classics-based education at the Hillsboro Academy; he went on to earn his A.B. degree from the Miami University of Ohio
in 1868 and his A.M. degree from the same institution the following year.
["The Enigma of Samuel Parsons Scott," supra note 1 at 6-7. For a description of the "academies movement" in the U.S., see R. Freeman Butts & Lawrence A. Cremin, "A History of Education in American Culture," 126-127 (1953). See also... ]